Scott Thompson is a veteran defender at North Melbourne Football Club.

Scott’s Dad passed away from bowel cancer in 2012. He was one of the fittest and healthiest amongst his mates but unfortunately the cancer was not detected early. Thompson senior had experienced stomach pain for about 6 months but unfortunately the cancer wasn’t picked up at an early stage. After two rounds of treatments he lost his battle.

Like Scott if one or more of your family have been diagnosed with bowel cancer, you may have an increased risk. Scott and his brothers now take the screening test as a matter of course.

According to Scott, “it’s a no brainer”. Take the time, take the test.